Galos eliminated charrúas in the quarterfinals. French midfielder expressed on several occasions his affection for the South American country
The love for the Celestial was present. Anotine Griezmann today was crowned world champion with France but wanted to make clear his inclination towards Uruguay , a country with which he identifies thanks to his teammates in football.
During the press conference after the final against Croatia (4-2 in favor of Les Bleus ) a Uruguayan journalist avoided to interrogate Griezmann and only asked him to accept as a gift the flag of his country .
The Atlético de Madrid attacker did not think twice and accepted. ” Uruguay no more (…) give it to me [the flag], give it to me, vamo “, said the Frenchman in perfect Spanish. The new world champion then expected a reply from the journalist.
– And the question? – said Griezmann
-No question, with the flag is enough, explained the grateful press man.
-Jaja, it’s a phenomenon.
As you know, the 27-year-old striker expressed his sympathy for the South American country on more than one occasion . In the quarterfinals the French defeated Uruguay 2-0, eliminating them from the tournament.
In that game Griezmann scored the second goal, which he preferred not to celebrate . “It was out of respect for my Uruguayan friends, who have helped me in my beginnings as a professional,” said the Frenchman who shares costumes in Spain with Diego Godín and José María Giménez.